Byron Shire

Businesses by industry

The Construction industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Byron Shire, comprising 15.2% of all total registered businesses, compared to 16.0% in New South Wales.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are Byron Shire within each industry sector using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Business Register which itself is derived from the GST register held by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Businesses are included if they are registered with the ATO, with an ABN used within the previous two financial years. Businesses are split up between employing and non-employing businesses. Non-employing businesses may include sole traders and registered ABNs which are part of larger enterprises.

The distribution of businesses may reflect the industry structure of the area, or may differ significantly. For instance, the largest industry in an area may consist of one very large business, with a large number of employees, while a sector with a lower value added could have a lot of small and micro businesses.

The number of businesses in Byron Shire should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Value added datasets to see the relative size of industries, and with Employment locations data to see where business employment occurs within the area.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

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Registered businesses by industry
Byron Shire - total registered businesses20202019change
IndustryNumber%. % New South WalesNumber%. % New South Wales2019 to 2020
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3667.26.23687.56.2-2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.20.390.20.3+2
Wholesale Trade2144.23.52154.43.5-1
Retail Trade4488.85.64529.25.6-4
Accommodation and Food Services3486.83.93507.13.9-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1753.48.21663.48.2+9
Information Media and Telecommunications991.91.11082.21.1-9
Financial and Insurance Services2735.49.22615.39.2+12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4749.310.94689.510.9+6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services66313.013.562812.713.5+35
Administrative and Support Services1993.94.22004.14.2-1
Public Administration and Safety60.10.460.10.40
Education and Training1272.51.51152.31.5+12
Health Care and Social Assistance3947.76.23647.46.2+30
Arts and Recreation Services1362.71.31432.91.3-7
Other Services1573.14.11342.74.1+23
Industry not classified120.
Total business5,097100.0100.04,928100.0100.0+169

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2016 to 2020 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id informed decisions

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